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Posted on: October 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in suspicious motorcycle fire

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Incident number: 2023-07554
Type of emergency: Structure fire - suspicious
Incident date: 10/28/2023
Incident time: 7:58 a.m.
Address/location: 35 Calhoun St.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Melissa Rocha

Probable cause, if known: Motorcycle outside of the structure
Structure type: Apartment
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $20,000
Estimated contents damage: $2,000
Location/extent of damage: First floor, rear - exterior

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: Suspicious motorcycle fire outside of the structure

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to 35 Calhoun St. for a reported structure fire. Rescue 2 and Car 3 arrived within two minutes to find a motorcycle on fire outside the rear of the structure, with the exterior of the structure beginning to catch fire. 

Rescue 2 quickly deployed a hose line to extinguish the fire, and then check for extension into the structure, while Car 3 assumed command. Engine 5 arrived to assist in checking for extension. Truck 1 assisted with ventilation.  

The fire did not extend into the structure, due to the quick actions of the fire department. No injuries were reported. The motorcycle fire is suspicious and the Fire Marshal is investigating.

Anyone with information should call fire department administration at 269-966-3519.

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